Work is not just a way to make money and stay busy. It’s how we prove our worth to ourselves and those around us.
We get to sing to the tune of our favorite song:
- Overcommitting to what we can realistically accomplish
- Applying pressure to our people to hit stretch goals (because that’s fun for everyone, right?)
- Fantasizing of ways we can split our attention 100 different ways and get it all done (because that always happens)
Wanting for nothing, we are stuck in a cycle of chasing everything. So we work and work and work. As a result, our stress grows and grows and grows.
Psychologist and author Bryan Robinson writes:
“Workaholism is a compulsive disorder that manifests itself through self-imposed demands, an inability to regulate work habits, and an over-indulgence in work — to the exclusion of most other life activities.” – Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World
Remember, not everything can be important.
Speaker | Advisor | Recovering Overachiever